Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics for English
(ᐦᑫᓀ˙ᐃᑏᐁᓐ ᐊᐯᕆᒉᓀᓪ ᐦᓭᓚᐱᐦᒃᐦᔅ ᐦᕘᕐ ᐃᖕᒃᓕᐦᔥ)

Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics for English is a way to write General American English (including Canadian English) with Canadian Aboriginal syllabics, devised by Michael Chen. It helps him practice learning and applying syllabics writing system, and is based on Eastern Cree and Inuktut syllabics more than Western Cree.

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Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics for English

Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics for English


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For the automatic conversion of General American English IPA to this system of Canadian Aboriginal syllabics, you can use this JavaScript script which runs remotely:

Sample text in Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics for English

ᐋᓪ ᕻᔫᒣᓐ ᐲᐃᖕᔅ ᐋᕐ ᐴᕐᓐ ᐦᕝᕇ ᐊᓐᑦ ᐄᐦᒃᐌᓪ ᐃᓐ ᑎᒃᓀᐦᑏ ᐊᓐᑦ ᕌᐃᐦᑦᐦᔅ. ᕞ˙ᐃ ᐋᕐ ᐁ˙ᓐᑕᐅᑦ ᐎᕪ ᕇᓭᓐ ᐊᓐᑦ ᐦᑳᓐᐦᔐᓐᐦᔅ ᐊᓐᑦ ᐦᔓᑦ ᐊᐦᒃᐦᑦ ᐦᑌᐔᕐᑦᔅ ᐌᓐ ᐁᓀᕞᕐ ᐃᓐ ᐁ ᐦᔅᐦᐱᕂᐦᑦ ᐁᕝ ᑉᕂᕞᕐᕷᑦ.

IPA transcription

/ɑl ˈhjumən ˈbiɪŋz ɑr bɔrn fri ænd ˈikwəl ɪn ˈdɪgnəti ænd raɪts. ðeɪ ɑr ɛnˈdaʊd wɪð ˈrizən ænd ˈkɑnʃəns ænd ʃʊd ækt təˈwɔrdz wʌn əˈnʌðər ɪn ə ˈspɪrət ʌv ˈbrʌðərˌhʊd./


All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

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